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Analysis & Exploration: Computers, tablets, phones

Trends in Technology Use by Older Adults

Pew Research has released a report that shows a substantial increase in the use of technology by older adults. They increased the use of the Internet, smart phones, and TV. .........Read more



Seniors Embrace Social Media in Surprising Numbers

One of the writers I featured in my new book, The Vintage years: Finding Your Inner Artist (Writer, Musician, Visual Artist) After Sixty, didn't begin to write her first book until she was in her eighties. And realizing at that time that her preferred method of pen and paper was no longer efficient... .........Read more



Explorer Discussions: Computers, tablets, phones

Explorer Warns of Ransomware

Jean Marie describes the misfortune of an acquaintance who had his computer hacked and his files held for ransom. .........Read more

Getting Better Cellphone Reception

Explorer Lynn imparts some knowledge gained from phone provider staff to solve problems with dropped, 'staticy' or 'muddy' sounding phone calls due to poor connections. .........Read more

Best Ways to Protect Passwords

Explorer Steve addresses the group on a topic that he has researched following a previous meeting: Password Management Tools. .........Read more

The Most Useful Tech Tools These Older Adults Researched, and How They Found Them

Explorers discuss tech that they find useful, including entertainment as well as home delivery of a variety of goods and services. .........Read more

How Do Older Adults Learn to Use New Technology?

SF Village Explorers discuss the various ways they learn to use new technology. It turns out there are some significant differences, but some recurring themes. .........Read more

Aging in Place MeetUp - September 2016

This Meetup followed our normal format, with the theme of "Smartphone Apps That Older Adults Might Actually Want" .........Read more


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Useful Products & Resources: Computers, tablets, phones (shared by our Explorers)

RFID Blocker Sleeves, cyber security
RFID blocker sleeves protect credit cards, passports, and other radio frequency ID cards from being read by unauthorized scanning devices nearby.
Simple Smartphone, easy to use wireless devices, communication
Easy to Connect is offering wireless devices that are basic in design for ease of use by older adults. The products aim to simplify the technological environment to meet their capabilities, and improve their day-to-day lives. Smartphones and tablets are now available, with other products in the...
AARP Realpad tablet computer, easy computer
Promoted by AARP, Realpad tablets are priced to be affordable for most people and they are designed to be easy to operate right out of the box. Being user friendly is at the top of the priority list, so technical assistance is available 24/7.
GrandPad is a simple and secure tablet computer that digitally connects mom to her family and friends. Mom can easily view family photos and videos, play games, check weather, listen to music, send voice emails, make phone calls, video chat, and more.

Seems to be a combination of an android app with its own Samsung tablet, offering a curated web experience. Supposedly simpler to set up and maintain than a regular computer. With apps like address book etc.

Has a "hub" that lets a family member manage the system and get it all working,...



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